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VMware Launches VSPP

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), which allows hosting providers such as Web hosting services, telecommunications companies and outsourcing businesses to bring to market new virtual infrastructure as service offerings.

Unlike traditional hosted services, which use dedicated servers and often lead to long-term capacity over-commitment, the VSPP offers utility computing services, which enable end customers to easily add or reduce virtual infrastructure capacity instantaneously, in granular increments, to align with seasonal or event-driven demand. Virtual infrastructure as a service offers end customers computing capacity that is more highly available and robust than traditional hosted services. Hosting providers benefit from the ability to differentiate themselves through innovative new offerings and better service level agreements while increasing internal efficiency and keeping internal costs under control.

According to analyst firm Gartner, Utility computing offerings lead the way as the most significant innovation taking place in the industry.” (1)

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